I want to create a signed transaction using C#, which will later be used by Nethereum via JSON-RPC to call eth_sendRawTransaction.

I have the raw transaction and the private key, now how do I sign the data with the key?

  • Not sure if this helps but I asked something similar here: ethereum.stackexchange.com/questions/3386/…
    – Nico
    May 11, 2016 at 15:05
  • @OriMarron How did you run ethereumjs-tx in the .NET environment?
    – bozzle
    Jul 19, 2016 at 2:40
  • It's quite dirty, I loaded phantomJS using Selenium, which allowed me to simulate a browser to call the JS code. A less dirty solution could be to use a nodeJS server
    – Ori Marron
    Jul 20, 2016 at 8:32

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To expand the other response, to provide offline transaction signing in Nethereum you can do the following:

First, you will need your private key, and sender address. You can retrieve the sender address from your private key using Nethereum.Core.Signing.Crypto.EthECKey.GetPublicAddress(privateKey); if you only have the private key.

var privateKey = "0xb5b1870957d373ef0eeffecc6e4812c0fd08f554b37b233526acc331bf1544f7"; var senderAddress = "0x12890d2cce102216644c59daE5baed380d84830c";

Now using web3 first you will need to retrieve the total number of transactions of your sender address.

var web3 = new Web3(); var txCount = await web3.Eth.Transactions.GetTransactionCount.SendRequestAsync(senderAddress);

The txCount will be used as the nonce to sign the transaction.

Now using web3 again, you can build an encoded transaction as following:

var encoded = web3.OfflineTransactionSigning.SignTransaction(privateKey, receiveAddress, 10, txCount.Value);

If you need to include the data and gas there are overloads for it.

You can verify an encoded transaction: Assert.True(web3.OfflineTransactionSigning.VerifyTransaction(encoded));

Or get the sender address from an encoded transaction:


To send the encoded transaction you will "SendRawTransaction"

var txId = await web3.Eth.Transactions.SendRawTransaction.SendRequestAsync("0x" + encoded);

You can see this example on the unit test

Or a "real" implementation on the Game sample

  • hey Juan, your unit test link got outdated :) you should use a git-tag-based link ;)
    – knocte
    May 7, 2017 at 6:19
  • do you have example with curl + json rpc. If yes please share Nov 6, 2017 at 10:10

Nethereum now supports offline transaction signing, so there is no longer a need to use EdgeJs or similar to run node scripts inside the .NET environment.

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